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August 17, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon’s drawing of the North Carolina Lottery’s “Pick 3 Day” game were:

5-4-6, Lucky Sum: 15

(five, four, six; Lucky Sum: fifteen)

August 17, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former legislative leader who helped write state laws creating what’s now North Carolina Education Lottery has been elevated to chairman of the lottery’s governing panel.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday that Tony Rand of Fayetteville is the lottery commission’s new chairman…

August 17, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brief words from North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest about a toll project have reinforced expectations he will run for governor in 2020.

The Republican released a statement the day after Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s transportation secretary described efforts to alter plans for…

August 17, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — As a little girl growing up in this segregated eastern port city, Bettie Parker’s parents told her, “When you see the Confederate flag on a car, run.”

Six decades later, Parker, this city’s first black female mayor, remembers the warning every time she passes the same…

August 17, 2018

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

A lawyer for a Colorado man suspected in the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters says the daughters’ bodies were submerged in crude oil for four days…

Missing Family Colorado

August 17, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A teenage girl drew upon gun training from her late father to fatally shoot an abusive boyfriend who was strangling her mother earlier this month in North Carolina, a prosecutor said Friday.

Steven Kelley, 46, was found dead by deputies who responded Aug. 8 to a call about a…

August 17, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is accused of pushing his Dodge Challenger to 197 mph (317 kph) during a street race last month.

News outlets report that the North Carolina State Highway Patrol arrested 22-year-old William Oliver Jefferson on Aug. 7, after a complaint pointed them toward…

August 17, 2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of students at the University of North Carolina-Asheville are left without permanent housing just days before classes are scheduled to begin.

News outlets report state insurance commissioner Mike Causey deemed five new, apartment-style halls unsafe Thursday, citing…

August 17, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state government got another revenue bump in the final weeks of the most recent fiscal year, money that should further ease budget pressures in the current year.

The General Assembly’s fiscal agency reported this week that taxes and other revenues for the year…

August 17, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate trickled lower for the fifth straight month in July to 4.1 percent.

The state Commerce Department reported Friday that North Carolina’s jobless rate decreased by one-tenth of 1 percent from June’s 4.2 percent rate. The national average also…

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